As Achieve’s Development Officer, Andre’ is responsible for partnering with the President, internal staff and the development team to create and execute annual fundraising strategies to meet both short term and long term organizational goals.
Andre’ brings to this role, over 10 years of experience in corporate relations, strategic partnerships and communications & outreach experience. Most recently, he served as a Senior Communications Associate, collaborating across the organization to advance Achieve’s communications and outreach efforts for all lines of work. Prior to this, Andre’ spent several years on the Corporate Relations and Strategic Partnerships team providing support for business engagement, communications, fund development and Board Relations. In this role, Andre conceptualized and managed the development of advocacy tools and strategies for case-making in the business community to advance the college and career ready agenda including the Common Core State Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards and STEM education, while also devising strategies for recruiting and engaging Board members.
Before joining Achieve, Andre’ worked in higher education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an Academic Advisor for the General College & College of Arts and Sciences. While there he gained university-wide and national recognitions for his efforts to engage and support students, and for his excellent contributions to the profession.
Andre’ holds a bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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